Muzaffarpur Shelter Home Case: SC harsh on Bihar Police, summons DGP




Supreme Court expressed anger over non arrest of Manju Verma (Photo: Twitter)

The apex court on Monday got harsh on Bihar Police and summoned its DGP to appear in the court and clarify why Manju Verma, the former minister of NDA government in Bihar could not be arrested so far.

Manju Verma who was minister for Social Welfare in Nitish Kumar led NDA government in Bihar is absconding in a case related to recovery of ammunition from her home during raids by the Central Bureau of Investigation in connection with the infamous Muzaffarpur Shelter Home case.

“Fantastic! cabinet minister (Manju Verma) on the run, fantastic. How could it happen that cabinet minister is absconding and nobody knows where she is. You realise the seriousness of the issue that cabinet minister is not traceable. It’s too much,” observed Justice Madan B Lokur

The Supreme Court slammed the Bihar Police over not having been successful in arresting the former minister and asked to appear the DGP of Bihar K S Dwivedi before the court on 27 November.

“We are quite shocked that former cabinet minister can not be traced by the police for over a month. We would like the police to tell us that how such an important person is not traceable. Director General of Police to appear before us,”says the Supreme Court on Monday and fixed the next hearing on 27 November.

Supreme Court is hearing the case of Muzaffarpur Shelter Home investigated by the CBI where rape with 34 girls was confirmed and Brajesh Thakur who was running the Shelter Home was arrested after much public hue and cry. Husband of Manju Verma was later arrested after playing a long hide and seek with Bihar police after Brajesh Thakur had alledged his connecton with the minister’s husband.

Two months back in August, an FIR was registered against Bihar’s former social welfare minister Manju Verma and her husband under Arms Act following the recovery of 50 cartridges of different firearms from her in-law’s house.